Five Great International Restaurants in Lancaster County

October 22, 2010 | Category: Downtown Lancaster, Food | Posted by: Sarah

Here they are in no particular order:

Olive & Jasmine Asian Bistro1. Olive & Jasmine Asian Bistro
Olive & Jasmine’s is one of those places where I’ve loved everything that I’ve tried. They’ve got food from lots of different Asian countries include Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia – all right here in PA Dutch Country. You can try things like eel sushi or baby oyster omelets (a Malaysian favorite), things that you might never get at another restaurant, and they also have Asian staples that people would love, Chicken Teriyaki, Chinese Lo Mein, and fried rice. You can download a 15% off coupon from their website here. Check out out & make sure to leave suggestions in the comments for other visitors!

2. Red Rose Restaurant
Greek Day! Need I say more? The Red Rose has Greek Day every last Friday of the month, with a special menu. It’s one of those nice restaurants that has the small-corner restaurant vibe (which suits, as it IS a small-corner restaurant)! They’ve got wonderful homemade food, with great prices. The staff is really friendly. I recommend their wraps – they don’t use deli meat, they make a fresh turkey each day and carve it up just for the sandwiches – and I do love the Pastrami as well. Another great Lancaster County restaurant!

3. Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie
Rachel's Cafe & CreperieRachel’s Creperie has crepes for any meal of the day, not just breakfast and dessert. This is a charming shop in the heart of Downtown Lancaster. The crepes are made fresh – be careful though, they’re addictive! You can either order off the menu, or build your own crepe – some of my favorites on the menu are the Steak & Eggs, Ham & Brie, and The Capri. Dessert crepes are delicious as well: my favorite is the Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Crepe! When you go, be prepared for a slight wait (about 10 minutes) especially on the weekends – but the wait is definitely worth it! This is a BYOB/W establishment.

4. Pasquale’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Looking for some good ol’ Italian food? Subs, pasta or pizza? Pasquale’s is the place to be! There is a take-out on the left and a dining room to sit down & eat at on the right. The restaurant is set up as an Italian village, complete with walls covered in murals with windows, doors, and flowers, and you can dine in small alcoves. You really feel like you’ve stepped into Little Italy! Their subs are my favorite to get for lunch! You can get some good coupons from their site here. This is the one place you can be in two places at once – Italy and Lancaster County!

5. Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen
*Note: I do know that this isn’t “International” but I wanted to include them because their food is very unique for Lancaster County
If you want to try things like Sauteed gator, Oysters with Crab, Frog legs, Jambalaya or Cajun Whoopie Pies (corn muffin with creamy crab), Prudhomme’s is the place to be in Lancaster County! The building is historic – It used to be the Rising Sun Hotel, built in 1894 – During the Prohibition Era, it was a speakeasy.  There’s great service, and the food is delicious – true Cajun cooking. Little known fact, David’s (the owner) uncle, Chef Paul Prudhomme, was the first to ever blacken a piece of meat in 1972! At Prudhomme’s, they blacken their meat with specialty seasoning blends.

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  1. debbie
    on October 22nd, 2010

    I absolutely love Olive and Jasmine’s as well. Lunch there is a great treat!

  2. stephanie sands
    on October 22nd, 2010

    We discovered the Red Rose this summer and we love the delicious and well-prepared food, the renovated decor and most especially the owners, Nick and Tina. Love, love, love it!

  3. Jess
    on October 23rd, 2010

    What about Addisu’s on Dillerville pike. Great Ethiopian food!!

  4. Ellen
    on October 26th, 2010

    I nominate Tulsi — on Columbia Ave.–great Indian food rivaling Taj Mahal.

  5. Sharon
    on October 29th, 2010

    Prudhomme’s is celebrating 20th year in business! From Cajun to All American-something for everyone. Love it because food is cooked to order and the menu is the most unique most have ever seen in Lancaster Cnty. Childrens menu, vegetarian & more. Music 5 nights a week too!

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